What does that mean for the likes of John Konchar and Yuta Watanabe, the two two-way players for the Grizzlies this past season who spent a majority of their time before the NBA Bubble in Orlando with the Memphis Hustle, the team’s G-League affiliate in Southaven. Both have the ability to be give qualifying offers in restricted free agency, but the market for both men - especially Watanabe, who has more experience than Konchar - may not be robust.
Achiuwa, meanwhile, played well enough in Wiseman’s absence to position himself as a potential lottery pick. The high-energy 21-year-old is among the players the Spurs are known to be considering with the 11th pick. On ExpressNews.com: Mike Finger: As NBA eyes return, perfection is not an option At 6-foot-9 — with a 7-foot-2 wingspan and a standing reach of 9 feet — Achiuwa comes with prototypical size for an NBA power forward.
Could Duke basketball’s Tre Jones go much sooner than expected in the draft? Former Duke basketball wing Cassius Stanley and big man Vernon Carey Jr. are still floating between the late first round and the second round in just about all the major mock drafts out there. Meanwhile, though, the other Blue Devil who is all but certain to hear his name on Nov. 18 at the 2020 NBA Draft seems to suddenly be experiencing a significant bump to his draft stock.